All About the Reagans, Baby? Not Quite

Americans reject a plan to put the Gipper on the $50 bill

By Andrea Berry
|  Friday, Apr 23, 2010  |  Updated 1:01 PM EDT
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All About the Reagans, Baby? Not Quite

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Americans don't want former president Reagan on the $50 bill.

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Looks like Americans aren't too thrilled about a new form of Reaganomics, so to speak.

An overwhelming majority is against an idea to put the Gipper on the $50 bill.

The proposal comes from Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.), who said former President Ronald Reagan was the "last great president" of the 20th century and therefore deserves the honor, the Washington Examiner reported. Under the plan, former president Ulysses S. Grant would get the boot so that Reagan could have more face time.

However, 79 percent of Americans are against the idea, according to a new Marist poll. Only 12 percent supported the idea.

Reagan might be a GOP rockstar, but even Republicans aren't on board with the proposal. Seventy-one percent of them thought the plan was a bad idea. And in a remarkable show of bipartisanship, 83 percent of Democrats and 79 percent of independents agreed.

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